Grateful Dead Live at Greek Theatre - University of California on 1989-08-19
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We Can Run
It's All Over Now
Loser % Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again
Box Of Rain
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Playing In The Band ->
Uncle John's Band ->
The Other One ->
Wharf Rat ->
Not Fade Away
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|Let The Good Times Roll|
|We Can Run|
|It's All Over Now|
|Stuck Inside Of Mobile With The Memphis Blues Again|
|Box Of Rain|
|China Cat Sunflower ->|
|I Know You Rider|
|Playin' In The Band ->|
|Uncle John's Band ->|
|Playin' Jam ->|
|The Other One ->|
|Wharf Rat ->|
|Not Fade Away|
-- Disc change is seamless
-- Two SBD Cassette Masters were used to make this show seamless
-- Thanks to Paul Scotton and Joani Walker for the tapes
- 2008-05-08 03:32:49
- Cassette Master (Tascam 122mkII) -> Apogee MiniMe (24bit/48k) ->
- Berkeley, CA
- Run time
- Transferred by
- Charlie Miller
Subject: bread crumb
Subject: Good Times
"Good Times" is indeed the song title. It was written and recorded by Sam Cooke, and was about enjoying oneself at a party. Quite appropriate, I'd say.
Subject: Last of the Greeks
Nothing makes my day though like reading a review that spins the good ole tale of how everything was better before so and so showed up and turned it all to crap. Bitter old deadheads always brighten up the room for all of us, so there is that.
I was there, I didn't get in, I helped hold places in line overnight for a taper friend and then spent the shows themselves back at the house recording the FM broadcasts on three different cassette decks for other friends and sipping Jack Daniels. So you know, not everyone who started coming to shows after the holy days was just a stupid kid who ruined everything.
Oh and for good measure I donated a big wad of money to KPFA even though I lived in Alabama at the time. I did get a copy of Dead Base 3 signed by all three of the authors as a premium, which was nice. When it came in the mail in November that year, I was late to work because I was reading it, and a tornado destroyed my workplace. I guess that was a lucky book for me.
The guy I rode out there with was a dumb ass though. He got busted the night before the run started for doing bong hits in his truck on Telegraph right in front of a Berkeley po-po. So the judge made him spend the three days of the shows in jail, then released him afterward with a warning.
Subject: smokin crater
china rider is well-played with great jamming in the segue but the real shit comes down in the outro to playin into drums with a little taste of the craziness to come.
this space > other one is the hardest, trippiest GD i ever got to see. i'll never forget the lights and the screens and the band just going nuts, i thought the stage was a giant spaceship taking off over the bay (yeah i know real original). with healy fucking w bob's voice and candace's perfectly orchestrated lights the boys really kicked it into a psychedelic frenzy.
it wasn't just the typically great w coast acid from the late 80's. the band really stepped it up for the closing set and took it to another level. 5 stars.
Subject: 5-Star Rating
outstanding recording, thx Joani and Paul for the original tapes
5-star rating show and quality
Subject: Great Transfer, Typical Average late-'80's show
I need to point out - the opener here is NOT "Good Times", which all of us Heads who were seeing shows in the early-80's know stands for "Good Time Blues", aka "Never Trust a Woman." Whoever listed these tracks is obviously a new wave head or maybe even a touch-era fan. The opener here is let the Good Times Roll, as lame at the show as it was here folks. I hated that as an opener, it was just so gay and silly. Give me a rocking Alabama Getaway from '83 any day.
Subject: my favorite
Then of course the Other One, and this unique and super-powerful version really stands out, from beginning with Phil's double-intro to the final, amazing an unexpected jam after the second verse (when this song is usually over...) Check out how the song tries to end a bit in the early going, but then each guy pushes it ahead until it grows and grows into amazing, crazy places. this is improvised rock and roll at its best. For me, the Dead doesn't get any better than this... Cheers
Subject: Comic book colors....
It's hard to believe there's a cass in this lineage...
The sound is so perfect I can almost taste it. The ">" in China Rider is most tasty....
Subject: Standing on the edge of the last Greek shows
Later that night I heard some of the show on a street persons radio, and driving out of the city sometime afterwords I remember hearing the China/Rider. It is suuch a treat to find these shows on archive, and to give myself a xmas present and liten to set 2, imagining I was there...the sound of the band at this time was real tight, and getting into some crazy places when the time was right...poor Brent!!! Thank You Charlie Miller for this christmas gift!! Dig bobby's casio guit, and the great midi stuff in space...